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Exciting Photo Shoot at Ano Nuevo State Park

February 8, 2012 11:07 am
Alpha Male Elephant Seal

On Monday, Bruce Morrison and I headed out for Ano Nuevo State Park with reservations for a tour of the Elephant Seals. We were the first group and there were mostly adults with cameras.

We were instructed to stay a distance of 25 feet from the animals. Yea, right!

We were being guided through some dunes when an Alpha male started clearing the beach of younger bulls. Many scurried past us and the Alpha disappeared behind the dune. The next thing we knew, he was fighting and pushing a large male up the dunes toward us. A huge fight ensued with the group only about 10-15 ft away. We were scrambling for higher ground and got some great photographs of what went on. Bruce mentioned it was like a C coupon ride at Disneyland. It only lasted for less than 3 minutes, but was very exciting. I am in the process of posting the photos right now. They can be found in the Legacy Photographs

A video will follow soon. Bruce is processing that.

Hope you enjoy.

Gallery: Nature & Landscapes

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Bruce wrote on Feb 26, 2012:
That would be an "E Ticket"